Raekwon vs. RZA: Internal Trouble Rocks the Wu-Tang Clan

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By Rizoh

8 Diagrams, the Wu-Tang’s first album in six years, is only two four weeks away. But don’t expect to see the clansmen promoting their new album together. Some members of the group disagree with their frontman RZA on a number of issues. So far, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon have gone public with their grievances.

Ghost first fired off on monetary matters during an interview with MTV News. “N***as ain’t give us money when we did them Wu-Tang tours… n—as is holding onto a lot of money…It’s a battle right now.”

“The Big Dough Rehab is my album, 8 Diagrams is their album,” Ghost continued. “But it ain’t got nothing to do with the regular members. ‘Cause I love Raekwon, Masta Killa, U-God, Genius, all them. But it’s on right now… N***asas better pay my f**king money. Matter of fact, they can keep the money…just get me out of their life right now.” 

Raekwon added his voice to the debate in a heated sit-down with Hot 97’s Miss Info. “When it comes to making sure my family and my child is going to be able to have something for tomorrow, I’m not letting nobody ring me out without me saying what I got to say.”

Beyond the financial dispute, Rae took a strong exception to RZA’s creative direction with the new album. “I’m not going sit here and allow myself to drown in the water when I know the boat is about to sink. RZA is trying to create too much of the orchestra piano. He’s trying to do too


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